Adding to the farm

I’d told my husband, I only want one goat.

Eppie has kept me busy trying to keep her where she’s supposed to be.

In my chair
In the rabbit hutch
In the table

Although, the fence my husband built and the pen our son’s built had greatly helped contain her, I’d decided, one goat was enough.

But, I hadn’t prayed about it.

Until Saturday.

My friend, who sold me Eppie, had a doe give birth to four babies!

I was praying for my friend and her animals, when I felt the Lord’s still small voice.

You could buy one.

“What would Handsome say? I already told him we weren’t getting any more.”

I didn’t continue to argue, instead I decided to keep praying and see what God wanted me to do.

Later, I got a phone call from another lady who goes to our church and we got to talking about the four kid goats.

“I told her I want one, but was thinking I should get two, because they don’t do well alone. Are you going to buy one, too? I know you bought one last year.”

This surprised me and I struggled to respond quickly.

“Uhm…I’m not sure…I hadn’t planned on buying one…but I’m praying about it.”

I got off the phone and prayed again.

“Lord, I’m willing to get another goat, but please make it obvious that this is Your will and not my own.”

Our day was very full and I was only able to briefly mention my conservation over the phone with my husband.

After church, the following day, I saw my husband speaking to my friend with the goats, and wanted to join them.

By the time I got over there, he had gone to take care of other things.

I greeted my friend and we began chatting.

Our conversation eventually turned to the baby goats and she said,

“Your husband mentioned that you might want to buy one of the babies.”

You’d have to know my friend to understand how sweet she is and that her comment was completely in an attitude of helpfulness not salesmanship.

I silently thanked the Lord for answered prayer and smiled.

“Yes, we will take one. Let me know when you’re ready for me to come over and how much.”

She was surprised, but glad.

Yesterday, we went over and got her.

It was extra special because Sis and the grandbabies were with me all day and we went together to pick her up.

Sis and I agreed my husband was going to love this new addition.

Which he did and took this picture.

She’s doing very well and the lambs all like her.

And I’m so thankful to God for His direction.

When I wait upon the Lord and trust in Him for His guidance, things go so much better.

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV — Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You so much for Your love and direction. Thank You for answering my prayers as to what I should do. Lord, I know these animals are not mine, but Yours and You have placed them in my care. Just as all I have belongs to You and is an opportunity for me to bring glory to Your name. Lord, please help me to be honorable before You with all these You have entrusted into my care. Please teach me how to be a wise steward, living honorably before You and working diligently daily. Lord, thank You for Your many gifts and blessings which are far more lasting than these temporary things here on Earth. Lord Jesus, I praise You for Your goodness and I thank You for Your faithfulness. May Your name be glorified through my life. Amen.


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